Saturday, 31 December 2011

Happy New Year

Wishing you all a Happy New Year and all the best for 2012 with this card I have made using the pre coloured freebie digi from Digi My World.. I decided to do a little steampunk and used Kanban backing papers, topped with a Pauala Pascale stam which to begin with I wondered what should go in the middle, then I thought the year of course, so I had to handwrite that.
Time was when I couldn't remember from one New Year's eve to next but now it seems like last years was only yesterday - the years are coming thick and fast!
I'd like to enter the card into:-
Digi My World - Bright new Year - DMW image needed
Cute Card Thursday - NY
C.R.A.F.T. challenge - NY
Allsorts challenge - new beginnings
Check back tomorrow for a little surprise from me..............

Friday, 30 December 2011

50s diner

Yeah - 2nd post for today, I must be feeling better - at last! I know I feel better because when I went to Sainsbury's earlier I actually put on jewellery and some mascara, whereas when I went on Tuesday I looked like a bag lady...... and I was buying cough linctus..........
Anyway, I've made this card for the CD Sunday Challenge using MCS Fab Glam Fifties cdrom - one of my faves so I wanted to enter this challenge (just made it and it has been open for 2 weeks). Usually I would have gone for one of the lovely fashion dresses, but I decided to do something a little different for me. I've used the same Create with TLC sentiment as yesterday as I thought it looked like it was playing on the juke box.
I used a background paper for the backdrop of the diner, it is just a coincidence that her boyfriend looks remarkably like the wall art LOL!
I'd also like to enter the card into the Creative Inspirations challenge - anything goes


As soon as I saw these characters from Digi My World I wanted to get one to play with. I chose "Farout" and downloaded her yesterday and here she is on a card! I put some glossy accents on her glasses and sprinkled on some glamour dust.  I am entering the card into the challenge on Moving Along with times-retro/music.  I used some DCWV papers cut out the flower petals with my silhouette and then added a musical sentiment from Create with TLC.
I'd also like to enter the card into these challenges:-
Charisma Cardz Challenge - anything goes
Simon Says challenge - anything goes
Digi doodle challenge- anything goes

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Glitter again.....

I still had the glitter out from yesterday so I decided to have another go, this time with some Anna Griffin stamps. I used a PTI sentiment in the middle. Unfortunately the photo looks like some of the glitter is missing but that is just the reflection from the light. I added some ribbon and a little adhesive embellishment from my stash.
I'd like to enter this card into Crafty Creations Challenges - thank you card.
Just when I thought I felt better yesterday I fell asleep from 5pm til 9pm! Busy doing not much must have tired me out!

Wednesday, 28 December 2011


I caught a bit of QVC this afternoon and they had the Martha Stewart glitter kit with stamps on. I bought this kit a couple of years ago and never really used it so I decided to have a go not only with the stamps in the kit but some SU stamps too.
I'm pleased with the way this came out. I drew the stems with a glue pen to link the flower head stamps.
I'm entering this card as a second entry into this the current Less is More Challenge, which is for "one word".
Thank you all for your good wishes to get well soon. I am feeling better today but am now in the betwixt world of not being able to do anything for very long, and getting restless if I sit and do nothing! I actually felt up to checking what challenges are on at the moment today and found I had won Colour Create, back on 15 December which was a lovely surprise.
I'd also like to enter this card into Aud's sentiments challenge - anything goes.
This card is actually my first attempt, but I don't like it as much as this one.

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

LIM week 47-Just one word

I hope everyone had a nice Christmas. Sorry I didn't get on here to wish it before, but I have been suffering still - symptoms seem to be on a cycle! Luckily the OH cooked Christmas dinner and surprisingly I still have an appetite so that was good.  I have a hacking cough now and only ventured out earlier to get some linctus from Sainsbury's and that proved a bit too much. I am so annoyed, because I have been really looking forward to getting some crafty time - so this is the best I could come up with today as my head is not clear enough for anything else.
The only thing to have got me in the craft room recently is the Less is More Challenge - this week it's for "just one word". I've used a digi from Cardmadfairy coloured with promarkers (previously done!) with an SU sentiment.
I'd also like to enter the card into the I love ProMarkers challenge - anything goes.

Monday, 19 December 2011

LIM week 46-music

First of all I am sorry I have been a bad blogger and done hardly any commenting, especially on the Less is More challenge last week. As I said in my last post I hadn't been too well and that continued throughout the week, I just about made it into work each day. Then Friday evening I went out and the most awful sore throat came on and I awoke on Saturday with a heavy cold. Spent Sunday mostly in bed in the hope that I would be well enough to meet up with a friend today as arranged in Birmingham for the Xmas Market. Well I made it to Birmingham with the help of Imodium yet again (so nearly got off at Derby!), so it seems it has come full circle! Needless to say we didn't see much of the market as it was also heavily raining and bitterly cold.
Anyway, my head feels a bit clearer so I wanted to partake in the Less is More challenge which this week is music. Now I do have some music somewhere but this stamped image I did in a workshop ages ago was to hand, and I had been meaning to make it into a card, so here it is. Thanks to Mandi for the inspiration otherwise there would have been no card this week, and I would have broken my record.

Monday, 12 December 2011

LIM -Let it snow - one layer card

Here is my entry for Less is more challenge this week - which is "let it snow". I've run a card through a snowflake cuttlebug folder and then with a glue pen added some diamond sparkles in two different colourways.
It was my birthday yesterday and we spent Saturday in London going to Ripleys believe it or not Museum and then afternoon tea. I was panicking at Ripleys because the last part is a mirror maze and I didn't think we were going to find our way out in time to get to afternoon tea, we did but the OH wanted to go back in - not when we only just found our way out! I unfortunately got a bug that is doing the rounds and had to dose myself on Imodium to get there - slept most of yesterday and now today when I was supposed to be baking cakes for work feel horrid with a sore throat - so this is the best I could come up with.
I'd also like to enter it into the Winter Wonderland challenge who also want to see "let it snow" this week.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Christmas cupcake

I got lots of inspiration from a few challenges for this card, even though it is very simple. You may remember that I did a similar cupcake for Halloween - who knows I may do one for Easter!
I've used a Marianne Die to cut the cupcake and cherry elements, combined with a Paula Pascale sentiment and part of a Smirk stamp.
I'd like to enter this card into:-
Kaboodle Doodles challenge- colours of Christmas
Marianne's Designs Divas Challenge-sparkle and shine
Colour Create challenge-red white and green
Cupcake inspiration challenge - photo inspiration

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Tis the season

I had a bit of a break from the boy cards and did this one and only girly grandkid card I needed to make - how I wish there were more girly ones to do - oh well! I used some of the papermania papers and embellishments from my prize (see earlier post) and then used a Lili of the Valley stamped image and coloured her with promarkers and flexmarkers adding some detail with a silver promarker.

I'd like to enter this card into:-
papertake Weekly challenge-anything goes
Winter Wonderland challenge-christmas/winter birthday
Passion for Promarkers challenge- celebrations

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Sparkly Christmas

Second post for me today, see below for my DT Penny Black & More card.

Another one of the Grandkids cards, this time for one a little younger so I indulged and went sparkly! I have used a Popcorn Bear cdrom f rom Crafters Companion and a free magazine DP for the background. The other embellishments are from a pack I bought some time ago, they are injected plastic so squish in when you press them.
The OH was just in my craft room and said "there is a tear drop on your desk", thinking it was some crafty item I didn't know I had, I was looking around - couldn't see it. When he said "I think it's from your distress ink pad" boom boom! distressed-crying get it ........... aarrghh!
Anyway, I'd like to enter this card into:-
Ooh la la -Lots of sparkle
CES challenges-Bear Necessities
Digi doodle shops best challenge -lots of sparkle
Crafty Calendar- Cold and frosty

Penny Black & More monthly challenge - DT card

This is my DT card for this month's challenge over on the Penny Black & More @ Allsorts Challenge. This month we would like to see Birthday Cards. We had almost 200 entries last month, lets see if we can break the 200 mark this month, I would love to see what you create. Don't forget you don't have to use a PB stamp to play.
For my card I have used one of the newer PB stamps "Sweet Surprise" - as you know I love my fashion so combined with Penny Black this was a winner for me.
I used some SU cardstock and then layered up with nesties adding some fancy corners to frame the image. I then punched the edge of the base card and mounted onto a 10x7 card base. Added some MS punched and SU punched butterflies. all coloured with Promarkers and some diamond sparkles added to her dress and the candle flame.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

LIM week 44- green

My second post for today.

Are Saturday's coming around faster or is it just my age LOL! Here we are again with the Less Is More Challenge which this week is green. Now, I don't like it when it is that vague - help! No direction whatsoever, except maybe Christmas. So, I have dug out some Anna Griffin embellishments I just had to have a couple of years ago, and haven't used half of. Added a couple of Paula Pascale sentiments and that's it from me - got to dash, be around to comment soon.
Oooh and by the way - the sentiments are stamped in the new limited edition Tim Holtz spruce green - something else I just had to have LOL!

Christmas Critters

Here's one of the first cards I have begun to make for the OH Grandkids. This is a large card at 10x7. I've used a "snow much fun" cdrom by Margaret Sherry to print the three toppers and background paper. The other bits are freebies from a mag. I added MCS "snow" to the first topper for each of the snowballs. There is also some MCS "Frost" which hasn't shown up too well, thought it looked better than glitter for a young man.
I'd like to enter the card into:-
One Stop Craft Challenge-Let it snow
Bah!Humbug! challenge-cute Christmas critters
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge-Bundle up for Winter
Fab 'n' Funky challenge-anything goes
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge-The colours of Christmas with option of sparkle
Joanna Sheen monthly challenge-Christmas cards